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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
+61 3 9657 8888
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted plenty of international... more » Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted plenty of international cricket, including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games. It will also host the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Other sporting spectacles include FIFA World Cup soccer qualifiers, rugby league home and away matches and State of Origin and international rugby union clashes. Apart from its sporting events, the MCG has also witnessed many blockbuster music concerts, and even Pope John Paul II held a mass there when he visited Melbourne in 1986. The MCG has a total capacity of 100,024 people, comprising 95,024 seats and 5000 standing room spaces. The stadium also houses the National Sports Museum, which includes some of the most priceless pieces of memorabilia in Australian sporting history. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Melbourne has two great sporting occasions -- the Boxing Day Test and the Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final. Both take place at the MCG. The Boxing Day Test is equivalent to the World Series, while the AFL Grand Final is the Super Bowl on steroids. The Boxing Day Test is divided between the members (genteel) and rest (rowdy). If... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Did the tour with on of the MCC old boys as guide. He was truly entertaining and had great stories to tell. Followed that up with a trip around the museum which was also pretty fun, interactive sports exhibits and Warnie hologram talking to us.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I have taken a MCG tour and I must say it was all worth taking the tour. It has some amazing history and views. If you are visiting Melbourne, do visit the MCG.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We visited the day after the Grand Final on the free open day and it was fantastic. Almost all areas were open to the public including the long room, media boxes, both change rooms and most importantly onto the hallow turf. Yes it was busy and yes there were the occassional queues but it was well worth it if you... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to see a football game. Big stadium. Apparently there are tours you can take there. Easy to get your food and drinks. Plenty of toilets there especially when the stadium is packed and you need to go. If you are there in Melbourne during the AFL season you get some good tickets at reasonable prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

great grounds, easy to get to, walking distance from city, plenty of amenties & facilities. Prices are also reasonable and food is available at the grounds.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Even though your food is excellent, the whole atmosphere is wonderful. I suggest a tour first of the facility with one of the great volunteer guides

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

It is an excellent experience to be at MCG on any occasion as the environment is electrifying. I had been there recently for the Open day and got to enjoy the other side of MCG which otherwise one would not get to see for free, of course. The guided tour is also very informative. I count myself lucky to have... More

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Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The size is enormous and very well set out. The food outlets where plenty and toilets as well. The transport system is set up to gain easy access to the grounds and the staff a use to large amounts of people visiting the grounds. So all good for this large arena. There is also conveniences for people in wheel chairs... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the tour of the MCG, not being a big Cricket or AFL fan I was a bit concerned that the tour might not be relevant but it was still fascinating learning about the history, the different games and understanding the area. The volunteer member that acted as guide was also brilliant and had so much knowledge and... More

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